Why Is This Creepy Clown Haunting A Wisconsin Town?

People are calling the clown "Gags," but no one's laughing.

Halloween is nearly three months away, but it seems to be coming early in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In the last few days, the home of the Packers NFL team has been packed with news about a mysterious and very creepy-looking clown roaming the streets in the dead of night.

The first sighting happened Monday around 2 a.m., according to a Facebook page called “Gags – The Green Bay Clown.” Since then, at least seven other photos of the clown have been taken, mostly in the same area.

The Facebook page seems as mysterious as the clown. It gives no clue why the clown was called Gags. A message to the page went unreturned.

WBAY-TV described Gags’ look as more Pennywise than Ronald McDonald.” His “outfit appears shabby and he’s carrying black balloons,” the station reported.

Green Bay police are getting calls about the creepy clown, but there’s not much that can be done, according to Capt. Kevin Warych.

“A person can walk down the sidewalk dressed however they want as long as they’re in a place they legally can be, and they’re not in a place that has a closing time, like a park,” Warych told WGBA-TV.

Some people have speculated the clown is part of a viral marketing stunt. The Facebook page appeared about an hour after Gags’ first sighting, lending credence to that theory, according to

Others have guessed the clown is part of a horror movie shoot. That seems unlikely, as the video above shows no camera crew.



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